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Satire on Trial Erdogan's Demand for Legal Action Puts Merkel in a Bind

Turkey is calling for criminal proceedings against a German comedian who crudely disparaged its president on public television. Personally ordered by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the complaint threatens to create a massive political crisis for Chancellor Merkel.
German television comedian Jan Böhmermann could face criminal proceedings for insulting Turkey's prime minister.

German television comedian Jan Böhmermann could face criminal proceedings for insulting Turkey's prime minister.

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